Though the mainstream media’s virtual silence on the issue suggests otherwise, the HIV epidemic continues to rage in the U.S., and African Americans and blacks are those hardest hit.
Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, is the GOP’s anti-women, anti-abortion plan backfiring, sex education is needed throughout life, and a high school sets up HIV testing as a class project.
This National Black AIDS Awareness Day, actress Gloria Reuben says it’s the perfect time for us to recommit ourselves to defeating the AIDS epidemic here at home, as it continues to strike some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
Our church has had an HIV/AIDS Ministry since the beginning of the epidemic. We run a halfway house, we provide medications, we minister to families who are affected and infected, and we run workshops on safe sex. We talk about it right from the pulpit.